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February 19, 2019

By Peg Kern

Easter Vacation Packages to Italy and Greece

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Why celebrate Easter with an Easter vacation package to Europe? You can explore fabulous cultural traditions as well as special culinary traditions on an Easter vacation, and we're highlighting two of our favorites, one a special Easter vacation package on Italy's Amalfi Coast, the other a Greek Orthodox Easter vacation on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Easter Week on the Amalfi Coast Pasqua, the Italian name for Easter, is one… Read
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February 15, 2019

By Peg Kern

Carnaroli Risotto with Shrimp Bisque and Tartare

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We headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day... Well, in our dreams we headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day, as San Valentino was a native of Terni, Umbria. In honor of all things Umbrian, we bring this amazing recipe from Chef Eros of the Tempio del Gusto of our culinary vacation in Spoleto. Carnaroli Risotto, with Shellfish Bisque and Red Shrimp Tartare "in Its Net" Ingredients for 4 people. Ingredients for… Read
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February 4, 2019

By Peg Kern

Recipe for English Crumpets

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In honor of our new cooking vacation in the United Kingdom, Quintessential Cotswolds Culinary tour in England, we're sharing a favorite recipe for crumpets, that delicious English pastry that is something of a cross between an English muffin and a pancake. Crumpets are made with a yeast dough and made on a hot griddle, much like what we refer to as English muffins in the US, but the dough is… Read
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January 31, 2019

By Peg Kern

Exploring the Cotswolds on a Luxury Culinary Tour

Filed Under  Destination Feature

The Cotswolds are a rural area in the south of England known for its rolling green hills, thatched medieval villages, quaint churches, and limestone manors. Its distinctive aesthetic has made it a top destination for international travelers, as well as a popular site for filming movies and TV shows. The unusual "Cotswold stone" (yellow limestone) and historic towns make it one of our favorite parts of the United Kingdom, and… Read
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January 24, 2019

By The International Kitchen

Three Things to See in Andalusia on a Culinary Tour of Spain

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What things are there to see in Andalusia? Lots of things! Andalusia is one of our favorite parts of Spain - and why not? It's got amazing cultural sites, great, sunny weather, and fabulous gastronomy. There are so many reasons to visit this fabulous southern region, but we're focussing on just three. The Alhambra Palace Granada's crown jewel, and one of Europe's most important sites, the Alhambra is a breathtaking… Read
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January 16, 2019

By Peg Kern

Sicilian Recipe for Couscous alla Trapanese

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If you head to Sicily on our Best of the West culinary tour, you are sure to run into couscous. Yes, couscous! Many people don't realize that there are North African influences in Sicilian cuisine, particularly on the western coast near Trapani. You don't have to wait for a cooking vacation in Sicily, though. You can try an authentic Italian recipe for Couscous alla trapanese easily enough at home! Couscous… Read
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